Investigating the Thermal Properties of Hybrid Composite (Rice Husk, Saw Dust and Baggasse) for Building Thermal Insulation

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Volume-7 Issue-1
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Mbimda Ali Mbishida
DOI :    10.14445/23497157/IJRES-V7I1P102


MLA Style :Mbimda Ali Mbishida "Investigating the Thermal Properties of Hybrid Composite (Rice Husk, Saw Dust and Baggasse) for Building Thermal Insulation" International Journal of Recent Engineering Science 7.1(2020):9-11. 

APA Style :Mbimda Ali Mbishida. Investigating the Thermal Properties of Hybrid Composite (Rice Husk, Saw Dust and Baggasse) for Building Thermal Insulation  International Journal of Recent Engineering Science, 7(1),9-11.

The thermal properties of Rice Husk, Bagasse and Saw Dust which are regarded as an Agricultural/environmental waste were investigated to determine their use as thermal insulators. The composite percentages in each sample wastes were varied at increasing and decreasing quantities to determine the best mixtures. The criteria for evaluation include the experimental determination of Thermal Conductivities and Specific Heat Capacities for composites samples and other dependable properties. The results from evaluations have identified that sample VII with 0.231Wm-1 k -1and 22.114m-1 is the best mixed with more rice husk and a considerable percentage of bagasse to less percentage of sawdust. This work has explored the potentials for using composite samples of Rice Husk, Bagasse and Saw Dust as materials for thermal insulation, a solution which offers a reduction in resource use, promotes recycling of the wastes, less dependent on toxic chemical types in wood/cellulose based insulators, in addition to reducing energy consumed by altering internal air conditions.

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Thermal Properties, Composites, Insulation, Agricultural Waste